We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 115.00*
and up
Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour from Tamarindo
More Info
US$ 89.00*
and up
Bebedero River Boat Tour from Guanacaste

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 386 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Amazing!

If you have a car - take yourself - no guide needed. From Liberia airport about a 40 min drive - at the main street light in the town of Libera make a right and its about 12.5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda C
,
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 289: English reviews
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a car - take yourself - no guide needed. From Liberia airport about a 40 min drive - at the main street light in the town of Libera make a right and its about 12.5 miles from there - NO SIGNS after the overpass make a VERY sharp right onto a tiny dirt road. If ya past... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Brenda C
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
338 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can no longer "turn left onto the dirt track after the bridge" as described in the LP guidebook but you can go a little further on highway 1 and make a U turn (!!) to get back to the dirt track. There is a voluntary donation to cross the land (we gave colones 1,000 based on previous parking experience)... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Trekbud
Cocoa, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Combo Tour with Alex on the Beach that included this waterfall. The waterfall was beautiful and refreshing on a hot, humid day. I would definitely recommend this "up close and personal" experience with a Costa Rican waterfall!

Helpful?
Thank ilinoe
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level Contributor
63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location for a quick dip with gorgeous waterfalls. Family place with facilities and vendors. You will be asked for a donation at the entrance, a donation for parking security, and a donation to use the rest rooms. Food, drink and souvenirs available too. Walk down to falls is about 4 minutes.

Helpful?
Thank Zoltar62
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

stopped here on our way to the airport and so glad we did. the waterfall and surrounding area was beautiful. very short/easy walk down some stairs to the pool. there were howler monkeys sleeping in the trees above us which was a nice surprise! a few things to note... if you drive on your own there is "security" in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank karaspeckman
San Diego
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best of both worlds! A sandy beach, with an exotic water fall. How could you ever complain... its perfect! I highly recommend for families with small children. Get there super early or later in the evening to avoid the crowds. Make sure and tip the parking guys at the top. Have fun!

Helpful?
Thank K T
midwest
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very secluded area. Sandy beach and beautiful falls. Our teenagers loved climbing the rocks behind the waterfall and getting great pictures. We went early, on a weekday and had no problems with over crowding. There are larger waterfalls in Costa Rica but this one was not nearly as far as those were.

Helpful?
1 Thank oceanbreezes7
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catatana Llanos de Cortes waterfall is absolutely beautiful! Signage not great and infrastructure around the falls could be better, but this is part of the appeal. You are expected to give a donation at the gate and at parking (tho not sure who it benefits!) but the locals keep an eye on your vehicle....a small price to pay to experience... More 

Helpful?
Thank JacknKen
Houston
Level Contributor
91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The falls are nice but not amazing. This was second of two destinations on our day trip so this was a disappointment. The falls are not that large but it is in a wild area. The were locals there along with our bus full of tourists and then another bus later arrived. A set of male female toilets for $1... More 

Helpful?
Thank poodle2000
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This waterfall was stunning! I went suring Semana Santa so it was crowded but with a small donation and parking fee its worth the steep trek down to the falls because its like a little piece of paradise! You can swim under the falls or climb behind it. You can make a day of it or an hour if you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jon B

Travellers who viewed Llanos de Cortez Waterfall also viewed

Tenorio Volcano National Park, Province of Guanacaste
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
 
Rincon de La Vieja, Province of Guanacaste
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Llanos de Cortez Waterfall? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Llanos de Cortez Waterfall and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Llanos de Cortez Waterfall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?